03.29.13

Landscape Lights along front Walkway

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 5:43 AM by Administrator

We install professional grade low voltage landscape lights to illuminate wide walkways.  The reason we often select this type of fixture is that we are able to space the lights out over an extended space and not create a ‘runway’ look.  These lights are placed in strategically important locations where they can provide the most light to the walkway and ambient light to the landscape items in that area.  For instance, for this Marblehead family, we installed the lights between various perennials and spaced them evenly over the entire length of the flagstone walkway that we installed.

Path Lights to illuminate the Front Walkway

Path Lights to illuminate the Front Walkway

If you would like to talk with Tony about having Artistic Landscapes install some natural flagstone or landscape lights, please call him at 978.317.9875 or contact us through our website, www.Artistic-Landscapes.com.

03.27.13

Retaining wall built with natural stone in North Andover – mortared

Posted in Masonry, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 6:02 AM by Administrator

This natural stone retaining wall was built with all of the stones mortared together, but it was built to look like a ‘dry-laid’ wall.  Thus, very little of the mortar is visible on the face of the stones.

The inside portion of the wall

The inside portion of the wall

For more information or to have Artistic Landscapes build you a retaining wall, please visit www.Artistic-Landscapes.com and call Tony at 978.317.9875.

03.25.13

Retaining wall built with natural stone in North Andover

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 5:01 PM by Administrator

As you begin to visualize how to improve your property and fix a section of a retaining wall, you should make sure that your repair is going to enhance your whole property.  This North Andover family had a retaining wall that was no longer structurally sound and they asked us to design a new front entrance way.  After listening to their goals, we decided that it was best to natural, rustic look of the property and the neighborhood.

We excavated the existing wall and the base to the wall, while preserving many of the natural stones as we would be able to use most of these stones in the new structural retaining wall.

Pre-existing retaining wall

Pre-existing retaining wall

As we excavated, we ensured that we made the excavated area wide enough for us to properly  build the back of the wall and install the proper amount of drainage stone and pipe.

Early stages of the structural retaining wall

Early stages of the structural retaining wall

 

03.19.13

Boston Flower & Garden Show – March 2013

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:50 PM by Administrator

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hi and to all of our future, we hope, clients who stopped by and discussed your projects with us.  We enjoyed the week and hope to see everyone soon.

Thanks!

03.15.13

Boston Flower & Garden Show – March 2013

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 12:08 AM by Administrator

We have had two great days at the Boston Flower & Garden Show that is occurring at the Boston World Trade Center.  Many compliments about our paver patio, segmental wall & pillar, as well as our selection of plants and location of our lights.  Please stop by Booth 838 and say hello.

Artistic Landscapes, Booth 838, at the Boston Flower & Garden Show

Artistic Landscapes, Booth 838, at the Boston Flower & Garden Show

03.12.13

Boston Flower & Garden Show – early stages of construction

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:07 AM by Administrator

Yesterday, we began constructing our display in booth 838 at the Boston Flower & Home Show.  Here are a couple of early pictures.  We plan to complete the display today and be ready for tomorrow’s opening.

Empty Booth 838

Early stages of constructing the patio, wall & pillar

Early stages of constructing the patio, wall & pillar

03.11.13

Boston Flower & Garden Show – March 13 – 17, 2013

Posted in Landscape Lights, Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized, Winter Landscape at 5:24 AM by Administrator

Today, we begin building our display at the Boston Flower & Garden Show that is held at the Seaport World Trade Center from March 13th – 17th this year.  Please stop by booths 836 and 838 as we will be there displaying some of our natural stonework, a paver patio, segmental walls, pillar and some of our low voltage landscape lights.

Thank you and if you would like any information regarding what we will have with us on display or would like to schedule an appointment for us to meet with you and discuss your goals please either call us at 978.317.9875 or email Tony at Tony@Artistic-Landscapes.com.

This is what our booth looked like when we prepared it in a garage (wait until you see the new look firepit – the stones in this initial design were out of scale to the booth space, thus we purchased different stones and they will be unveiled on Wednesday.

Prepations for Booth 838 - Artistic Landscapes stonework

Prepations for Booth 838 – Artistic Landscapes stonework

03.04.13

Pavers and Segmental Walls

Posted in Masonry, Pavers, Uncategorized at 6:50 AM by Administrator

Last week, I attended seminars by Unilock and Techo-Bloc and an awards banquet by Unilock.  These are two of the leading manufacturers of concrete pavers and segmental wall blocks.

As a Unilock Authorized Contractor, I found the Unilock seminar to reflect Unilock’s goals and provide terrific in-depth information regarding paver installations and the impact of polymeric sand.  There was a lengthy segment that discussed many of the benefits that will be achieved by the use of permeable pavers.

The Techo-Bloc seminar was also terrific and Techo-Bloc has introduced a couple of terrific new pavers.  As a Techo-Pro, I was very impressed with two of the new pavers and look forward to recommending them if they become appropriate for someone.  They also allocated a portion of the day to discussing the benefits of permeable pavers.

Last Thursday night, I attended the Unilock Authorized Contractor Awards of Excellence event that was held at the DCU Center in Worcester.  This was a very nice night.  It was exciting to see some pictures of one of my projects scroll across the Big Screen in the category of Most Dramatic Before and After Landscapes.

Thank you and if you would like any information regarding new pavers or would like information on how to clean pavers or seal pavers please either call us at 978.317.9875 or email Tony at Tony@Artistic-Landscapes.com.